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Chef Tony's

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4926 St Elmo, Bethesda, MD (Old Georgetown Road)
Easy Three block walk from Bethesda Metro station. At the top of the escalator turn left slightly and proceed to third traffic light on Old Georgetown Road. Turn right on St Elmo, we are on right hand side at 4926. Multiple public bus stops also within walking distance.
301-654-3737
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Three course dinner using coupon

The coupon is used with a special menu, not the standard menu. It was an excellent value. Choice of Appetizer, Main and Dessert provided numerous options. Caesar Salad was very good. The trout was excellent. Crème Brulee was also good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2013
Donnar4108
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The coupon is used with a special menu, not the standard menu. It was an excellent value. Choice of Appetizer, Main and Dessert provided numerous options. Caesar Salad was very good. The trout was excellent. Crème Brulee was also good.

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ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this review

Your words are so kind! What can we do in the future to get fives all across-the-board? Thanks again for taking the time to write to us, my staff and I review these daily, I really appreciate your input! More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My wife and I had dinner there last night and the title says it all: "Great seafood, cozy atmosphere, creative dishes, excellent service". This is a charming little restaurant that Chef Tony has made excellent use of space. Our server, Daniel, was one of the friendliest we've ever had, and his recommendations were great! All the seafood is prepared fresh... More 

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ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this review

I really appreciate the return visits, and the time invested in writing… What we do in the future to get fives across the board? Your kind words will be shared with Daniel, but I think we ARE the kind of place for special events...perhaps not so showy or "brass and marble" but we have a lot of celebrations here, wedding... More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We went there for the first time with a groupon purchase. As it turned out, we were allowed to order main course from the regular menu with a $5 surcharge. This was a great deal, as my husband liked bronzino and it was not on the 3-course menu. Everything we ordered was very good, particularly the bronzino. The 3-course group... More 

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ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this review

Your words are so kind! What can we do in the future to get fives all across-the-board? Thanks again for taking the time to write to us, my staff and I review these daily, I really appreciate your input! More 

Washington, DC
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I bought a Groupon for $40 that entitled us to a three course meal for two! We went on a Thursday night and the place was full. It is a small restaurant with many tables for two. We were seated near the window into the kitchen, not great but easy to find our waiter! As other reviewers have noted, Chef... More 

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Our son and his wife live in Bethesda and this is the "special" place we love to take them whenever we come to visit. They enjoy it so much that they dine here on their own too. The menu changes every day and the food is is always fresh and imaginative, beautifully served. We are all fish eaters and there... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a new place that me & my honey went to on Saturday. LOVE the way we were greeted upon arriving & while walking to our table. LOVED the intimacy, the atmosphere & the fact that Chef Tony is actually roaming the floor instead of staying behind the scene. The menu options were just enough & not too overwhelming.... More 

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ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this review

What an amazing review! I really appreciate all your kind comments, I will be sharing this with my staff… Thanks again for coming and we look forward to see you next time ! Please say hi and seek me out the next time you're in! More 

Montgomery Village, Maryland
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife and I have eaten here several times and we've always come away impressed with the quality, service and imaginative menu. Tony really specializes in fish. It's always fresh and with a terrific presentation. I started with the grilled Caesar salad, which is excellent and plenty big enough for two, The romaine is very lightly grilled, but you somehow... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This place is conveniently located near the parking garage. It has great food. We have been many times and always return. Bethesda has a lot of restaurants, but this one is a find! The staff has always been great too. It must be a happy place to work!

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Frederick, Maryland
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My first visit at Chef Tony using a Groupon. We were greeted upon arrival and ask if we have a coupon and was immediately seated with our menu handed to us. I looked at the an alternative menu for couponed meals and found that they only have one dish that is none seafood. Lucky for my friend who is allergic... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I went to chef Ton'y for the first time using a Groupon coupon for the three course price fix dinner. As we were being seated we were asked if we had a coupon and then we were brought to the back room. Seating was tight and the atmosphere was nothing to remark about. Our waiter appeared promptly and was friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4926 St Elmo, Bethesda, MD
    (Old Georgetown Road)
  • Public Transportation: Easy Three block walk from Bethesda Metro station. At the top of the escalator turn left slightly and proceed to third traffic light on Old Georgetown Road. Turn right on St Elmo, we are on right hand side at 4926. Multiple public bus stops also within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-654-3737

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?